Breathwork Retreat in Costa Rica

San José Province, San Isidro de El General, Costa Rica

Denise Cooper
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Feb 12 - 17, 2022
Group size: 5 - 10
Breathwork Retreat in Costa Rica
San José Province, San Isidro de El General, Costa Rica

Denise Cooper
  • Email address verified

Feb 12 - 17, 2022
Group size: 5 - 10

About this trip

Return to Life : Breathwork Retreat in Costa Rica

"Pura Vida" is a phrase that you will hear and see everywhere in Costa Rica. It translates into “pure life” or “simple life", however it's more than just a phrase - it is a way of life. It is an expression of happiness, optimism, and living life to the fullest. Which is why Costa Rica is the PERFECT place to hold this retreat. 

It is time to return to living life to the FULLEST!

After 2-years of navigating a global pandemic, with each of us going through our personal odysseys of financial constraints, seeing the holes in our close relationships, gripping fear and anxiety, fear of death, uncertainty, losing loved ones to a new virus and having our survival kicked into high gear, it is TIME to RETURN LIFE. To drop out of our minds, which only want to control, and drop into our HEARTS and swim in the infinite ocean of TRUST. It is time to REAWAKEN our MAGIC!

This is a retreat for a NEW BEGINNING. It is the SPARK that will create a beautiful, bright FIRE within your HEART.

We will be focusing on :

Self-Love, Liberation


Finding Your North Star.

We will literally and metaphorically BREATHE LIFE INTO YOUR DREAMS.

What Kind of Breathwork?

The breathwork is at the heart of this retreat. It is the pure medicine which will do the majority of the transformational work.

What is Breathwork? Breathwork is an active meditation that uses the breath as a vehicle to release emotional debris out of the body and nervous system. It can help you find a haven within your body, open the heart and break patterns of depression or anxiety. It is a self-healing practice that is an efficient and potent way to emotionally detox. It is an active meditation or pranayama breath for spiritual, physical, mental and emotional healing.


The benefits of breathwork are truly endless but some common ones are releasing anger, shame, grief, sadness, guilt, fear, doubt, betrayal, anxiety, limiting beliefs, conditionings, trauma, and physical, mental, emotional abuse out of the physical and emotional bodies. The body remembers what the mind has forgotten or suppressed. The breath bypasses the mind and allows the body and nervous system to process and clear trauma and open up the pathways for ease and connection. 

It’s a deep dive into exploring the vastness of your essential self, releasing limiting beliefs and traumas and unlocking self-love, acceptance, intuition, creativity, freedom and peace.  It helps regulate the nervous system and inspire action when stuck or depressed. It unites your spirit with your body so you can “connect the dots” and receive clarity. Once the emotions are processed, physical healing happens more easily, self-love and gratitude are more accessible, and creativity, clarity and peace can be your normal state of being.


Denise Cooper & Cesar Eret have lived in the Peruvian Andes since 2007 and are shamanic practitioners. Denise is originally from Kansas City and Cesar is from Venezuela. We have been walking a plant medicine path since 2009 & 2008 and have balanced it with intensives in yoga, meditation, nature and music. We bring a deep wisdom of the earth and plant medicine in all that we do. We guide our breathwork circles with live medicine songs to create a multi-dimensional healing space.


No, you do not need prior breathwork experience to join. Come as you are. You can’t get it wrong.  If you have any physical limitations or concerns please let me know.

What's Included / Not Included


  • 5- Nights Accommodation in Luxury Lotus Belle Tents
  • 3 "farm to table", nourishing meals per day
  • 10 Hours of Breathwork & Group Activities
  • 1 Full Moon Cacao Ceremony
  • Cloudbridge Nature Reserve Hiking & Waterfall Excursion 
  • Beach Day 
  • Ocean Boating Excursion
  • All Entrance Fees + Ground Transportation for Excursions


  • International / Domestic Flights
  • Airport Shuttle to and from Retreat Center
  • Mountain biking, horseback riding, massage (optional activities)
  • Tips / Gratuities 
  • Travel Insurance


Immersed within an 800-acre property, the luxury retreat center sits on the tranquil slopes of Costa Rica's Talamanca mountain range. It is positioned just southwest of Cerro Chirripó, the country's tallest mountain. 

You will enjoy an elevated, yet, tropical setting and a beautiful climate called "Eternal Spring." Chirripó's peak can be seen from the highest point of the property, and its "Eternal Waters" run through the retreat, blessing it with swimming holes, waterfalls and refreshing wading areas to explore. 

The retreat center is conveniently located 20 minutes from San Isidro del General, in Costa Rica's southern zone, and 30 miles from Dominical Beach on the Pacific Coast. 

Tucked away amongst mountains, valleys and verdant rainforests, this is a destination to experience Costa Rica's bounty, to appreciate its pristine nature and to reconnect with the land. We invite you to discover its purity and magic


Slumber to the enchanting sounds of nature in a Signature Lotus Belle Tents designed for deep dreaming. These spacious tents are fully furnished and equipped with an extensive list of amenities including solar-powered lighting and soft robes. With netted windows for airflow and thick organic cotton linens, snuggle up for a night of truly restorative sleep.

Each features exquisitely crafted hardwood furniture, sumptuous mattresses and pillows, organic cotton linens and daily housekeeping, and close proximity to our immaculate spa-inspired Bath Houses.

Spa Bath

Jumpstart your morning or sink into relaxation after a day outdoors in the spa-inspired Bath Houses. Featuring oversized vanities, fluffy organic cotton bath towels, all-natural amenities and powerful hot rainfall showers with windows into the rainforest.

These impeccably maintained, separate male/female facilities are an unexpected highlight of the experience.


The kitchen is dedicated to consciously sourcing ingredients grown on their land (straight from the mandala garden), from local farms, and from small local artisans and producers. The result is a re-imagined, exquisite farm-to-table cuisine crafted to delight palates and celebrate the abundance of the land through an artistry and diversity present within every bite.

Due to the powerful healing effects of breathwork, this will be a non-alcoholic retreat. This will ensure a clear connection and optimal benefits.

Your Organizer

Denise Cooper
Denise and Cesar are a husband & wife duo who have been leading international retreats and ceremonies with the sacred plant medicine, Ayahuasca, from the Amazon jungle since 2013. Cesar was born and raised in Venezuela and Denise was born and raised in the United States. Both carry a profound love for the Earth and are deeply devoted to the evolution and healing of humanity.